Actor Aidan Gillen talks 'Game of Thrones' role

Actor Aidan Gillen talks 'Game of Thrones' role

NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- Irish actor Aidan Gillen says British politician Peter Mandelson is an inspiration for his portrayal of "Game of Thrones" schemer Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Newspaper hired disgraced investigator

LONDON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The editor of Britain's Sunday Mail told the panel investigating alleged phone hacking by journalists his newspaper hired a disgraced private investigator.
Atlantic crossing

Atlantic crossing

President Barack Obama's effort to reign in bank risks and size met with quick criticism from overseas on the day Congress was handed a formal proposal.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International

Obama forwards Volcker rule to Congress

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- The Obama administration forwarded its draft of a Volcker rule limiting the size and activity of U.S. financial companies to Congress Wednesday.

Language group blasts British official

LONDON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Britain's Plain English Campaign awarded its "Foot in Mouth" prize to an official who said people should look "round corners more thoroughly."
Mandelson: Labor must fight like underdog

Mandelson: Labor must fight like underdog

BRIGHTON, England, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- British Business Secretary Peter Mandelson told Labor Party colleagues Monday not to give up hope, asserting that the next election is up for grabs.
Mandleson calls for constraint, not cuts

Mandleson calls for constraint, not cuts

LONDON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- British Business Secretary Peter Mandelson said the government would re-examine spending across the board, advocating constraint, not cuts.

China seeks MES from EU

BEIJING, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- China pressed for early recognition of its market economy status from the European Union, saying it will help bilateral relations and free trade.
Mandelson would support GM investment

Mandelson would support GM investment

LONDON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- British Business Secretary Peter Mandelson is willing to sink public funds into General Motors to ensure the survival of its Vauxhall subsidiary, sources say.

U.K. boosts switch to low-carbon industry

LONDON, July 17 (UPI) -- Britain said its Low Carbon Industrial Strategy would create new jobs, save business costs and lead to a smooth transition to a low-carbon economy.

Funds sought for British university spots

LONDON, July 9 (UPI) -- A university admissions service says tens of thousands of would-be college students in Britain may lose out on university spots due to a lack of funding.

Union plans strike at Royal Mail

LONDON, July 2 (UPI) -- A postal workers union in Britain plans to strike for three days to protest job cuts and partial privatization of the Royal Mail.
Britain reconsiders Royal Mail sale

Britain reconsiders Royal Mail sale

LONDON, June 30 (UPI) -- The British government is reconsidering plans to sell part of the Royal Mail, Business Secretary Peter Mandelson said.
Jobs at Vauxhall could cost Britain

Jobs at Vauxhall could cost Britain

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- British Business Secretary Peter Mandelson said he would "continue to fight" for jobs at the automaker Vauxhall, recently purchased by Magna International.

Britain seeks job assurances from Magna

LONDON, June 1 (UPI) -- Britain's Business Secretary Peter Mandelson said he would meet with the new owners of Opel and Vauxhall to discuss how many jobs would be saved.
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Peter Mandelson
French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin (lmeets with EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson at the Hotel Matignon in Paris April 24, 2006. Mandelson said he hopes to secure an outline agreement on cutting tariffs and other trade barriers among World Trade Organisation members by this summer. (UPI Photo/Eco Clement)

Peter Benjamin Mandelson, Baron Mandelson, PC (born 21 October 1953) is a British Labour politician who is the current First Secretary of State, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, President of the Board of Trade and Lord President of the Council. Together with Tony Blair and Gordon Brown he was a key architect in the rebranding of the Labour Party as "New Labour" and its subsequent landslide victory in the 1997 general election. Mandelson served as Member of Parliament for Hartlepool for twelve years (from 1992), a seat he vacated in order to become a European Commissioner (2004–2008).

He twice resigned from Tony Blair's government while holding Cabinet positions. After his second resignation he served as the European Commissioner for Trade for almost four years. He rejoined the government when he was made a life peer by Gordon Brown and took his seat in the House of Lords on 13 October 2008.

Mandelson was born in London in 1953, where his father was the advertising manager at The Jewish Chronicle. On his mother's side, he is the grandson of Herbert Morrison, the London County Council leader and Labour cabinet minister.

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